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Pest control fumes cause office closing

October 06, 2010
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CARSON CITY, NV — The State Division of Insurance office was reopened at 7 a.m. yesterday after being closed Friday when a number of employees became sick, according to Carson Now.
Employees were told that a grape seed extract had been used in the air ducts to eradicate pigeons, the article noted.
A spokeswoman with the division confirmed the building was closed because of pest control, performed by a cleaning crew, because of pigeons in the air ducts.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was called to test the air quality, which is ongoing, said spokeswoman Maria Dal Pan Dias.
According to the article, before the building was closed, employees said that they had sore throats and respiratory problems.
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